gdp. that was not a sustainable situation and climbing down from that was going to be painful, whatever way we chose to do it. >> great to see you. thanks so much indeed for joining us and explaining to us the situation. really good to talk to you. >> and stick around, because still to come, strike up the band. it's the parade of u.s. earnings reports. they start with alcoa's results. will investors be singing a happy tune? we'll preview what to expect. bob... oh, hey alex. just picking up some, brochures, posters copies of my acceptance speech. great! it's always good to have a backup plan, happy tune? by a meteor. wow, your hair looks great. didn't realize they did photoshop here. hey, good call on those mugs. can't let 'em see what you're drinking. you know, i'm glad we're both running a nice, clean race. no need to get nasty. here's your "honk if you had an affair with taylor" yard sign. looks good.